I inked up the Maplewood Pilot Vanishing Point the day before Halloween. I used an extra fine 18K gold rhodium plated nib and a Pilot Back ink cartridge. The cartridges makes it easy to get the most ink into a Vanishing Point and I like Pilot ink, at least the blue and black Pilot inks.
The pen was inked just over three months which surprised me when I updated the record. It seems like I’m always using the pen. But after some thought it does make sense. I carry the pen a lot, and I frequently use it for note taking. But the times I pick it are when I can benefit from a retractable, clickable fountain pen. It “uncaps” quickly, I make a couple quick notes, and I quickly “cap” it again. So while it’s true I frequently use the pen, I don’t do a lot of writing with it so in retrospect three months shouldn’t be a surprise. Especially using an thin Japanese extra fine nib.
Despite the thin nib, and three months of ink I never had any hard starts or skipping problems. I was tempted to simply pop in a new cartridge but I decided to give other fountain pens a chance so I flushed this one out.